Bambi Finally Gets His Revenge In This SNL Spoof Starring The Rock

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Since the departures of comedy greats Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig, I don't pay attention to Saturday Night Live like I once did. But every now and then, a celebrity host exceeds expectations and delivers a bit even the haters can love.

This time, the-little-skit-that-could stars The Rock as Bambi and riffs on how Disney's addiction to transforming animated classics into live-action features (see: Tim Burton's take on Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg's Maleficent, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella, and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast adaptation starring Emma Watson).

It's hunting season and Bambi is finally old enough to exact his revenge against those who killed his mother, with the help of Thumper (played by a fake Vin Diesel) and friends. "It's time for them to pay...deerly." There are more Carrie Bradshaw-esque puns where that came from. Check it out: